The color of all the stones matches exactly and they have a lot of sparkle. Something I was pleased by--and you cannot necessarily tell from photos--is the prongs are black rhodium plated. This is a little extra attention to detail I didn't expect for the price. It really allows the black presence of the stones to shine, without interruption. I have a black spinel ring set in silver, and I much prefer the look of this ring. It gives it a much more finished, expensive look. It's lower profile and stacks nicely with my diamond three stone and all platinum wedding band (I wear the band on the bottom, diamonds in the middle, and this band on top, should you be looking to do something similar). I adore it. I think the black contrasts nicely with the white diamonds, and really makes each more special for the difference. Plus, I have always wanted a diamond band and was having difficulty matching the quality of my current ring. This solves that neatly, offers a lot of sparkle, and is way friendlier on the budget. It's also less traditional which is fun for a change. I definitely recommend it.